Oscar Onyema


Oscar Onyema was the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the American Stock Exchange.

Onyema served as a primary liaison among various Amex operating divisions, the trading floor community, and external constituents.

In addition, he was responsible for strategy and competitive analysis, Membership and Registration Department and Market Data Services Department.

Onyema had been instrumental in Amex’s preparation for Regulation NMS, and serves on several industry committees including CTA Operating Committee, NASDAQ UTP Plan Operating Committee and SIFMA / FIF Regulation NMS working group.

Onyema joined the Amex in January 2001, and has served in various positions, most recently as Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer.

Before joining the Amex, Onyema worked at the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) as Senior Analyst, Business Planning and Development. He also worked at DPMS (IBM Business Partner) as a Marketing Executive marketing IBM mid-range systems.

Onyema received an MBA in Finance and Investments from Baruch College in New York City.

Onyema served as an adjunct lecturer at the Economics Department of Pace University for five years, and is a frequent public speaker on market structure and market data issues.


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